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SSBCI Program Application Deadline for TA Grant Program Extended for States, the District of Columbia, and Territories
The U.S. Department of the Treasury is extending the deadline for States, the District of Columbia, and territories to submit their SSBCI Technical Assistance (TA) Grant Program applications to September 1, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Treasury...
Treasury Announces First SSBCI Awards to Support Underserved Entrepreneurs
The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the first group of plans approved under the new round of the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). The American Rescue Plan reauthorized and expanded SSBCI, which was originally established in...
Cannabis Based Municipal Bonds: Maximizing Value in the Nation’s Fastest Growing Industry
This white paper examines: CMB Basics, CMBs in a theoretical historical context, a theoretical example of CMBs in Colorado, a second example of how CMBs could work in Minnesota, CMB legal considerations, CMBs and COVID-19, best markets for CMBs, and...
Social Equity Cannabis Loan Program
DCEO established the Social Equity Cannabis Loan Program for the purposes of providing financial assistance to social equity licensees to assist with the expenses of starting and operating a cannabis business establishment.
SEED Grant Fund
Launched in 2016, SEED Initiatives is supported by an ongoing $1 million in cannabis tax revenue allocation and is a vehicle for single-source monitoring, measuring, and reporting on the city’s cannabis tax revenue. The SEED Grant Fund supports...
California Community Reinvestment Grants Program
The mission of the CalCRG program is to advance health, wellness, and economic justice for populations and communities harmed by the WoD. Local Health Departments and Community-based Nonprofit Organizations may apply for grants from the CalCRG...
Treasury SSBCI Capital Program Reporting Guidance
This Capital Program Reporting Guidance details the reporting and document retention requirements for jurisdictions that receive SSBCI funding. Treasury will create an online portal that participating jurisdictions must use to submit reporting data....
How Digital Has Forever Changed the Career Landscape in Banking and SBA Lending
This white paper from SPARK discusses how digital has changed the career landscape in banking and SBA lending.
Ohio's Food Industry: The Future of Food Processing, Manufacturing, and DistributionMembers only Login
Co-sponsored by the Center for Innovative Food Technology and JobsOhio, “Ohio’s Food Industry,” a series of four new white papers highlight that Ohio has been a leader in research and innovation in the food industry, which is a primary economic...
Ohio's Food Industry: The State of the IndustryMembers only Login
A critical review of the current and future realities of Ohio's food industry.
Ohio's Food Industry: Why the Food Industry MattersMembers only Login
A report on the high value of Ohio's food and agribusiness industry as a key economic driver.
Ohio's Food Industry: Disruptive Technologies Facing the Food Industry SectorMembers only Login
An informative report on the technologies transforming Ohio's food and agribusiness industry.
The Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension, and Improvement ActMembers only Login
U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Tim Scott (R-SC) and U.S. Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill reforming Opportunity Zones, the tax incentive for individuals who reinvest unrealized...
The Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension, and Improvement Act One PagerMembers only Login
Senators Booker and Scott and Representatives Kind and Kelly, along with Senators Warner, Young, and Van Hollen, and Representatives Sewell, Walorski, and Kildee, propose a series of improvements to the Opportunity Zones policy to further their...
The Opportunity Zones Transparency, Extension, and Improvement Act Section-by-Section SummaryMembers only Login
This resource offers a section-by-section summary of the bipartisan, bicameral bill to reform opportunity zones introduced by Senators Booker, Scott, and Kelly. This legislation would reinstating and expanding the reporting requirements, ending...
Sign-on! Letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury Issued by CDFA and the SSBCI Coalition
The Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) and the national State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Coalition call on the U.S. Department of the Treasury to fully implement the SSBCI program, and immediately deploy capital to Eligible...
Community Development Finance Letter for Pillar II
More than two dozen advocates for low-income housing and community investment are sounding the alarm over the global tax deal agreed to by the U.S. and dozens of other countries. The advocates specifically are worried about proposed rules for a...
Growing Opportunity: A Guide to USDA Sustainable Farming ProgramsMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with farmer-serving organizations, such as the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, and its members to better reach and serve an increasingly diverse farmer and rancher constituency for...
SSBCI for Tribal Governments
CDFA and guest speakers from The Choctaw Nation and gener8tor held this webinar on March 11, 2022 for a discussion on how Tribal Governments can utilize the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) program. During this webinar, CDFA provided...
Treasury SSBCI FAQs Updated 03-02-2022Members only Login
This document outlines the U.S. Department of the Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Frequently Asked Questions which were updated on March 2, 2022. Some of the questions answered in this document include the upcoming SSBCI...
Treasury SSBCI SEDI Incentive Funding TableMembers only Login
This table provides helpful information regarding the incentive funding related to business enterprises owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals (SEDI). The columns contain the initial eligible amounts of the SEDI...
State Small Business Credit Initiative; Demographics-Related Reporting Requirements: Interim Final Rule (IFR)Members only Login
The Secretary of the Treasury is issuing this interim final rule to institute the reporting requirements related to demographics of those who own or control small businesses that receive a loan, investment, other credit or equity support, or...
Treasury Launches Historic Equity Measurements for American Rescue Plan Small Business Investments ProgramMembers only Login
The U.S. Department of the Treasury launched a historic demographic information collection effort to measure equity outcomes for small businesses supported by the SSBCI program. The information collected by Treasury will support the program’s...
Equitable Pathways to Small Business Recovery: An All-Hands Approach
LISC partnered with Next City to develop a playbook for equitable small business recovery that is tailored to government audiences in different kinds of economic and regional contexts both urban and rural. Drawing on original research and diverse...
Using SLFRF with the Housing Credit Sign-On Letter to CongressMembers only Login
The undersigned organizations, including representatives of state and local governments and the affordable housing industry, strongly urge you to adjust the underlying statute of the SLFRF program to facilitate its use with the Low Income Housing...
Blueprint for the Next Generation of Place-Based Policy: Community Restoration and Revitalization FundMembers only Login
This policy example outlining an approach for the design and implementation of the proposed Community Restoration and Revitalization Fund (CRRF) is a companion to the report, "A Blueprint for the Next Generation of Federal Place-Based Policy."
NOFO for the U.S. DOT Maritime Administration’s Port Infrastructure Development ProgramMembers only Login
This notice solicits applications for Port Infrastructure Development Program grants. Funds for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 PIDP grant program will be awarded on a competitive basis to make grants for projects for coastal seaports, inland river ports,...
USDA Resources for Rural EntrepreneursMembers only Login
This is a USDA resource guide to help people in rural America start and grow businesses, create good-paying jobs in their communities and strengthen America’s economy. The guide features information on how rural entrepreneurs can use USDA and other...
A Regional Imperative: The Case for Regional Food SystemsMembers only Login
This report explores the concepts, practices, challenges, and promise of regional food systems, focusing on the Northeast U.S. as a laboratory for regional food systems thinking and action, but it also describes and gives examples of regional food...
Financial Innovations to Accelerate Sustainable Agriculture: Blueprints for the Value ChainMembers only Login
The purpose of the report is to equip value chain actors with innovative financial mechanisms and incentive strategies that can be employed in agricultural sustainability projects to support producers in scaling conservation adoption.
A New Capital Tool for Revitalizing & Diversifying ManufacturingMembers only Login
This report — the first in a series between the Urban Manufacturing Alliance (UMA) and The Century Foundation (TCF) — describes the SSBCI program and offers recommendations from the perspective of mission-based lenders and those seeking to support...
CDFA-Treasury: A Guide to the SSBCI Application Tables Webinar
CDFA hosted this public briefing on January 20, 2022 to provide an overview and demonstration of the new SSBCI Leverage Ratio Data Table as well as the Enrolled Loan Data Table. CDFA along with representatives from Treasury discussed key provisions...
California Public Banking Alliance 2022 Resouce BookletMembers only Login
The California Public Banking Alliance (CPBA) is a coalition of public banking activists in California founded in 2018 to create socially and environmentally responsible city and regional public banks. Since the passage of AB 857, multiple local...
SSBCI Tribal Government Notice of Intent (NOI) Submissions
The deadline for Tribal governments to submit a notice of intent (NOI) to apply for SSBCI funds was December 11, 2021. This document includes the list of Tribal governments that submitted an NOI by this deadline. In addition to submitting an NOI,...
USDA Advancing Equity in Distressed Rural CommunitiesMembers only Login
U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the Department is increasing the maximum loan amount to $400,000 under the Intermediary Relending Program. This change is in accordance with provisions in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018...
The Case for Investing in Employee OwnershipMembers only Login
Transitioning businesses to employee ownership has the potential to significantly reduce the overall wealth gap as well as the racial equity gap. But it will take capital investment to scale.
Affordable Housing Loan Program and Underwriting GuidelinesMembers only Login
The purpose of the Affordable Housing Loan Program and Underwriting Guidelines is to describe the Department’s housing policy objectives, the range of programs available to advance these objectives, and the manner in which transactions will be...
SSBCI FAQs as of 12-15-2021
On December 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury issued this updated FAQ documents for the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).
CDFA // BNY Mellon Development Finance Webcast Series: Affordable Housing Finance - Market Rate/Affordable/Low-Income
Affordable Housing has been a hot button issue over the last few years with a focus on what percentage of affordable housing should comprise a residential development. This session discussed how various tools such as Low Income Housing Tax Credits...
Promoting Employee Ownership Through SSBCIMembers only Login
The Employee Ownership Expansion Network and Ownership America gave this presentation on how the State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) can be used to promote employee ownership of small businesses.
Brief On U.S. Economic Development Administration Programs and Project TypesMembers only Login
This brief analyzes U.S. EDA data from 2010 to 2019 to paint a broad picture of the agency’s programs and grantmaking activities. During this period, EDA invested an average of $361 million a year across its programs.
Analysis of Updated SSBCI Guidelines
CDFA hosted this public briefing on November 22, 2021 to provide an overview of the new SSBCI Capital Program Policy Guidelines as well as application timelines and requirements. CDFA along with representatives from Treasury discussed key provisions...
2021 State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) Application Material
Treasury has posted documents and resources for the 2021 SSBCI program application. An online application portal will become available in the coming days.
SSBCI Implementation Guidance Highlight Summary and Reader’s Guide - gener8torMembers only Login
Gener8tor produced this summary/reading guide of the SSBCI guidance that the U.S. Department of the Treasury released on November 10, 2021.
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